Articles By B Raman

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan visited Sri Lanka from November 27 to 30, 2010, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Among those who accompanied him were Shah Mehmood...

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Time to stop appeasing China

Time to stop appeasing China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2010

The Government of India has not yet  indicated its response to the reported pressure from the Chinese Government to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize Award function proposed to be held at Oslo on...

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The internal political situation in China

The internal political situation in China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2010

An editorial published on October 15, 2010, by the Communist Party controlled “Global Times” said:“China has changed a lot. In the future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring about...

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Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2010

The Chinese authorities have told their people of the tsunami of documents of the US Government being flooded into the public domain by WikiLeaks. They are surprised that the US Government has...

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Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2010

Wikileaks has claimed to have received from its source 251,287 documents, which are mainly diplomatic cables of a classification lower than “Top Secret” exchanged between the US State Department...

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Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2010

The leakage by WikiLeaks of over 200,000 diplomatic cables exchanged between the US State Department and its diplomatic missions abroad could have serious implications for US diplomacy and for...

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26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2010

According to the Hindustan Times ( December 2, 2008), the LeT’s name as the main plotter of a sea-borne terrorist strike in Mumbai directed against some sea front hotels figured in three...

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Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

The evolution of the Indian intelligence community since 1947 has been on the basis of periodic reviews of our enquiries into perceived intelligence failures. After the Sino-Indian war of 1962, a...

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Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

Since the Madrid conference on “Democracy & Terrorism” held in March 2005, to which I was invited,I have been repeatedly writing and speaking on the need for victim activism in India in order...

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Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

The continuing North Korean threat to regional peace and stability has again been demonstrated by its surprise  artillery attack on the Yeonpyeong island under South Korean control on November...

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Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has already claimed responsibility for the failed attempts to send two parcel bombs to Chicago by courier planes of the FedExpress and the UPS on...

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High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

The “People’s Daily Online” has carried the following report on November 22, 2010. Construction of a high-speed rail link between Yunnan province and neighboring Myanmar, part of a project to...

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Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2010

The Chinese Communist Party controlled “Global Times” has reported as follows on November 18,2010: Pakistan inks deal for Chinese missiles by Xu Tianran in Zhuhai and Chris Dalby in...

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China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Nov , 2010

In continuing disregard of India’s major concern over the implications of the daming of the Brahmaputra River in order to construct a hydel power station at Zangmu in the so-called Tibet...

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India and Aung San Suu Kyi : Quo Vadis?

India and Aung San Suu Kyi : Quo Vadis?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

In her speeches, statements and interviews since her release from house arrest by the military Junta , Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar pro-democracy leader, has already given some indication of her...

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Is Copy-Cat of Mumbai 26/11 Possible in Indonesia?

Is Copy-Cat of Mumbai 26/11 Possible in Indonesia?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

Is a copy-cat act of terrorism similar to the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai possible in Indonesia? That is a question that needs examination following the disclosures made by the Indonesian...

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Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Pakistani agency journalists accompanying President Asif Ali Zardari on his present visit to Guangzhou in China to attend the inaugural function of the 16th Asian Games, have reported that...

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Obama's visit : US, India & China

Obama's visit : US, India & China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

On his way to China in November,2009, President Barack Obama had made his first halt in Japan to underline the importance attached by him to the USA’s relations with Japan, with which it has a...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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